Alstom presented at the XXIII Scientific Conference “Rail Vehicles 2018”, held in the Silesian University of Technology from the 22 to the 25 of May, its breakthrough technologies to address the Silesian Agglomeration mobility needs of both operators and passengers. Alstom innovates in order to ensure that the railway system becomes more integrated, more efficient for transport operators and more attractive for passengers.
Among the different solutions addressed, Alstom has presented the Axonis metro system. Axonis is a turnkey light metro system able to carry between 10,000 and 45,000 passengers per hour and per day, which is easy to insert into a city, quick to build and driverless – all of which leads to optimised investment, operation and maintenance costs. This steel-wheel system can run on viaduct, underground, at street level, with minimum 45-metre curve radius and up to a 6% gradient, what made it easy to integrate in the crowded and urbanized Silesian area.
Finally, and thanks to its integrated system approach, including the civil engineering and in particular, the solution on viaduct, Axonis can be commissioned in just three or four years.
Alstom’s Chorzów site in Poland already has an extensive experience in creating innovative and environmentally friendly technologies and products, supplied to global markets. Today, Chorzów site is Alstom's worldwide competence centre specialized in the production of metro, trams, regional trains as well as components for urban and suburban transport. It is also the only factory in Poland with facilities enabling the production of aluminium, steel and stainless steel car body-shells.
With 19 projects in 10 countries around Europe, Middle East and Australia, Alstom in Poland manufactures and exports high technology products. State-of-the-art metros for Riyadh and Dubai, are some of the main projects currently in production in Chorzow site.
“With more than 1.600 employees and leading railway design competences in the country, Alstom is willing to efficiently support the development of the Polish transport network bringing its knowledge and experience of advanced products already proven and in service” underlined Lesław Kuzaj, President of Alstom in Poland.
“Alstom is proud to supply the most technological advanced rolling stock to the most emblematic projects in the world such as Riyadh and Dubai metro networks. Polish engineers and workers have produced the highest quality products acknowledged by the customers” said Radosław Banach, Managing Director of Alstom Konstal.
Dr. Janusz Ćwiek, prof. at the Silesian University of Technology, Head of the Department of Railway Transport, Faculty of Transport at the Silesian University of Technology, adds :"The modernisation of public transport in Silesia is an ambitious and at the same time necessary task, which we have undertaken with pleasure. We are proud of having in our region such a mobility specialist as Alstom that develops state-of-the art projects around the world.”